The World of Pampering!

Who doesn’t love to be pampered?!! I know I do! Stressful week at work? Hard day at home with the kids? Just need some ‘me time’? Whatever the reason (and we shouldn’t need a reason), taking the time to get pampered is rejuvenating! In addition, spa services allow you to maintain the health of your nails and skin! The Alberta climate is very dry and as such means we need to pay more attention to our nails and skin. Both women AND men should begin a spa regime to reap the benefits treatments offer!

Some benefits of a manicure and pedicure:

Increased blood circulation. During any manicure or pedicure, you receive a relaxing massage of the hands and feet. …simply the best part!

Improve the health of your nails. With regular manicures and pedicures, the chances of your nails developing fungi and other infections are reduced.

De-stress. When many of us are stressed, we tend bite/pick at our fingernails which causes damage to the skin surrounding the nails as well as the nail itself.

◦ Keeps hands and feet smooth and soft through the use of exfoliants and moisturizers.

photos courtesy of @queenb_beautyy

Some benefits of a facial:

De-stress. Facial massage massage is not only relaxing but increases blood flow to the skin and stimulates all the pressure points on the face which in turn affects many other organs in the body.

◦ Thorough cleansing and exfoliation which removes dead skin and pollutants.

◦ Regular facials help to promote collagen production and boost cell regeneration.

Detoxification of the skin through the use of steam and professional products specific to your skin type and problems.

photos courtesy of @queenb_beautyy, @dominatrixx_beautyy, @just_make_up_things_ , @pretty._.simple

You also benefit from the knowledge of your skincare specialists. They will thoroughly analyze your skin to ensure you receive a facial specific to your needs. In addition, they will educate you on HOW to properly maintain your skin at home.

One day at the spa can leave you feeling fresh, rejuvenated and even younger! It is also like a one-stop shop; get your manicure, pedicure, facial, lash extensions and waxing done by the same service provider!

photos courtesy of @just_make_up_things_ and @esthetician_life_by_flo

Spa services are often thought of as luxury items but we really need to change our mindset. Our overall well-being can benefit from regular spa visits. This enables us to be more productive and more relaxed in general which can lead to healthier and happier lives!

Book an appointment at either our Calgary Wellness Centre 403-255-6644 or our NEW Red Deer Spa 403-347-2018 for YOUR DAY OF PAMPERING!!!!

For many Estheticians, their passion for making people look and feel AMAZING is what leads them into the industry. They love the idea of being able to makeover someone from head-to-foot.

Joining the world of pampering, you learn so many different skills which opens the door to many employment opportunities including self-employment!

I spoke with Erin, one of our Esthetics instructors at our Red Deer Campus about her journey into THE WORLD OF PAMPERING.

I decided to pursue a career in Esthetics after working as a manager at Sephora. It helped me realize my passion for the beauty industry and brought out the desire to further my knowledge in all aspects of Esthetics not just makeup and skincare. I made the decision one day and jumped right in a few short weeks later.

Throughout my life I have always had a passion for beauty, getting my own hair and nails done religiously but making the decision to attend school at 25 years old was the best decision I ever made and was the most fun I could ever imagine.

As a student, my favorite parts of the program were:  the “hands-on” learning environment, having an instructor to look up to and aspire to be like (I am lucky to be able to work alongside her now) and the friends I made.

Entering the industry, I was a certainly a little bit intimidated but after a short time I realized that it’s really a group of people who love to empower/uplift others by making them feel good about themselves. It really is an extremely rewarding career.

I started to build my clientele WHILE I WAS IN SCHOOL, networking with friends/family, using them as models, letting people know I would be graduating and having them book in with the school as much as possible throughout my 5 month program.

Social media is obviously a huge part of building clientele – ask your regular clients to share your work- you’d be amazed at the followers you will gain from just one “share”.

#delmarliferd #delmarlifeyyc

I would recommend starting out with a referral program for your clients; offering a discount of some sort for every client that they bring you.

Ensuring that every client that you have walk through your door receives 5 star service from start to finish.

The decision to become an instructor gave me the best of both worlds as I still do services on my own clientele but I also get to share my passion with others and give other people the knowledge/skills to become a great esthetician.

The only real difference between being an instructor vs. service provider would be that I now get to demonstrate to students and help them feel confident throughout their services, rather than performing the service myself- just like any working spa/salon, our students work on the public and as an instructor I am there every step of the way to offer assistance.

My favorite service to receive is a facial because I find it incredibly relaxing and it’s really beneficial for the health of my skin.

However, my favorite service to perform is a pedicure. First of all- who doesn’t love getting a pedicure? I find it gives clients instant results and is a task that they often can’t do for themselves. This gives me a sense that I am making a difference for the client by brightening their day and helping them relax.

Waxing is my favorite service to teach. For most of the students it is something new for them and offers a very satisfying, immediate result.

My advice to those entering the industry or considering enrolling in a program is to always bring a positive attitude with you and always keep up with your education. The beauty industry is ever-changing and it’s important to be able to offer the current “trends” to your clients.

If you’ve been thinking about it, take that dive. The decision to come to Delmar College was the best decision I have ever made for my career. I look forward to teaching you and help kick-start YOUR career!

Let Delmar guide you into the world of pampering! Contact our Admissions Department to secure your spot today!

Calgary Esthetics: Julie at or call 403-255-6644

Red Deer Campus: Azra at or call 403-347-2018

Calgary Hairstyling/Barbering: Alison at or call 403-264-8055

Be sure to follow #delmarlifeyyc and #delmarliferd on Instagram to see our students in action and check out their work!

Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator

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